TABLE 4.

Association of PFGE patterns with MLST, SCCmec types, and presence of PVL genes for 212 MRSA isolates

PFGE pattern (na)No. of subtypesSCCmec type (n)Status of PVL genes (n)Sequence typeb
A (3)3III (2), IV (1)AbsentST239
C (131)25IV (129), VT (2)Absent (129), present (2)ST59, new*
D (59)13VT (53), IV (6)Present (57), absent (2)ST59, ST338*
F (3)2II (2), VT (1)AbsentST5, new*
AF (4)1UntypeableAbsentST89
AK (2)2IVAbsentST508
AN (3)2IVAbsentST59
AQ (5)3IVAbsentST508
AR (1)1IVAbsentST15
BA (1)1IVAbsentST5
  • a n, no. of isolates.

  • b Each of the three sequence types marked with an asterisk is a single-locus variant of ST59, but they differ from each other.